BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2017--
River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic,
financial, and management consulting services, today announced the
celebration of James
Burrows’ 50 years of service to the firm.
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Dr. Burrows began working at CRA on June 23, 1967, while he was still a
Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on
to hold several leadership roles and was instrumental in growing the
firm during his tenure as chief executive officer, from 1995 to 2009,
whereupon he then became Vice Chairman.
In the 1980s, Dr. Burrows formulated and led the growth plan that
expanded CRA into Washington, D.C. and then globally. “Jim Burrows is
why I joined CRA and I have never left,” said Professor Steven
Salop, who was brought on in 1987 to help build the firm’s
litigation and regulatory consulting practice. “And Jim Burrows is why
CRA has succeeded.”
Early in his career, Dr. Burrows founded and led CRA’s Metals and
Minerals Practice. Several high-profile projects in the 1970s cemented
the firm’s credentials as a pioneer in applying university-level
quantitative tools and microeconomic analysis to practical problems.
Landmark cases, including the U.S. vs. IBM antitrust case and litigation
over the valuation of Penn Central Railroad properties transferred to
Conrail, formed the foundation of the firm’s litigation and regulatory
consulting practice — a group that Burrows would lead for 10 years.
“As head of the antitrust and competition economics practice and then as
CEO, Jim both modeled and nurtured the spirit of rigor, collegiality,
ethics and goodwill that has made CRA the gold standard for staff and
the most reputable consulting firm for clients,” Salop added. “We are
immeasurably grateful for all that he has accomplished for CRA.”
Under the leadership of Dr. Burrows, the business grew nearly
twentyfold, from three offices to more than 20 offices today. In 1998,
while Dr. Burrows was CEO, Charles River Associates became a public
“Jim’s career and leadership embody the values of CRA – a culture of
smart people led by individuals who enable the best ideas to flourish.
He is a mentor, and his example as a CEO has been invaluable,” said
CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul
“Jim’s personal integrity and dedication to his work and colleagues
inspire trust and confidence throughout the CRA organization. It has
been my honor to work closely with Jim during the past 31 years,” said Rowland
T. Moriarty, Chairman of the Board.
“Throughout his career, Jim has set the standard for delivering
high-quality consulting advice to clients across the globe,” Maleh
added. “Jim serves as an expert witness in cases involving diverse
issues and industries. Our clients continue to benefit from Jim’s
unwavering intellectual curiosity. CRA is extremely fortunate to have
had such a role model for the past 50 years.”
About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in economic,
financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients
on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and
regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical
business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients
have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and
industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems.
Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed
information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of
CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com.
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